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  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    From minute one, I just. Wanted it. To END. But it kept going. This was really bad.

    Glurge-y, twee, and WAY TOO LONG, this suffers from the same myopia that Disney apparently didn't recognize as the lesson they should've learned from Cars 2: taking a comedic supporting character from the first film and failing to realize that his supporting character status was the reason his comedy worked. Heavy doses of any Disney comedic supporting character will overload, whether he's voiced…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It was okay. Middle-of-the-pack in terms of Harry Potter films, but a solid B+ overall.

    The name of the game here is "unnecessary with no payoff" - Scamander's oddness never pays off, the titular "Fantastic Beasts" in the trunk never really pay off (with one exception), the titular "Where to Find Them" turned out to be "over there, where the explosions are happening."

    It followed the same plot that all of Rowling's stories follow: quirky trio of adventurers, two guys…